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van Bengale Genealogy and van Bengale Family History Information

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  • Angela van Bengale (c.1648 - c.1720)
    Angela/Ansela van Bengale Arrived at the Cape on board the Amerfoort by Pieter Kemp in 1656/7. She was born about 1648 in Bengal, India. She was bapt. on 29 April 1668 at Nederduitsch Gereformeer...
  • Anna Groothenning, SM/PROG (b. - c.1719)
    There is conflicting information regarding the father of all Anna's children. Some source say that Geringer fathered one of her children, others that the father of the two early children was Darius van...
  • Dorothea van Bengale (c.1772 - d.)
    Dorothea of Bengale South African Slave Baptised as an adult in 1765. x wife of Oltman Ahlers, married 10 Dec 1780, Cape Town. She was his slave, whom he had emancipated in 1772. 7 children. ...
  • Louis van Bengale, SV/PROG (c.1652 - c.1716)
    Reference The First Fifty Years Project Louis van Bengale Born c.1653 Bengal Baptised 5 May 1675 at Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop, the record describes him a...
  • ? ? van Bengale (deceased)

About the van Bengale surname

In the early years of South Africa slaves was called only by name and inhereted the place of origin as a surname by way of calling. Bengaal - or in this case as English it will be, van Bengale - is situated in Indië.